Alternative Friday

because great new music doesn’t always get the exposure it deserves

It’s surely been another great year for new music, and so as it draws to a close let’s reveal our Alternative Friday 2014 awards, which don’t just include the odd mainstream category, but, possibly bizarrely, also venture into neighbours from hell and weather related territory!! So who are the winners…

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Best debut album: Dexters – Shimmer Gold

 

Best (and most youthful!) newcomer: Rory Wynne

 

Best song to keep annoying neighbours awake: Mourning Birds – Eve of the Isle

 

Best late night track for friendly neighbours: Chris King & Hotel Radio – Light Nights

 

Best instrumental: Moth Effect – Look Nicely

 

Best song about the, er, weather! (and best lyric): Akira the Don – Rain in England

 

Best live performance: Empire Affair – Dublin Castle, London, December

 

Best dirty blues track: Benjamin Booker – Violent Shiver

 

Best vocal: Charlotte Francis (Lost Winter) – Coming Home

 

Best EP: Johnny Panic & the Fever – Sleep the Sleep of Fever
[Sorry – track removed from soundcloud]

 

And finally… the track I never tire of hearing: Lonely Tourist – Another Statistic

 

A fine set of winners, I hope you agree? Now roll on 2015…

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